Winter Car Storage

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by 6970K » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:41 pm

Bought an Airchamber few months ago and Exige tucked up in it until spring :D

ImageAirChamber by S, on Flickr

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by jonnyfox » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:21 pm

I have the dehumidifier on 24/7 in my garage Steve :thumbup:
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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by 661 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 pm

Those air chambers are fantastic.
I've had one for 20 years and it still worked fine until I took it down last year to have a garage reshuffle.
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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by lautll421 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:18 am

best is air chamber and dehumidifier inside the chamber...no dust and no mold developed

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by 6970K » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:54 pm

I have been using big dehumidifier in past Jonny, but from what I read the Airchamber/Carcoon is better solution (and hopefully cheaper to run :) )

Downside is don't have nice view of the Exige when I go in the garage now.

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by tlracer » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:19 pm

A dehumidifier will work only where its either:

a) In a sealed enclosure, so no further (wet) air can enter, or
b) In an unsealed enclosure where the dehumidifier is capable of removing water faster than moisture can enter.

With air chambers the key is air flow, preventing moisture/condensation from forming on surfaces by increasing evaporation rate.

As an aside, there is a very useful tool here:

http://www.dpcalc.org/

By moving the two sliders for temperature and relative humidity you can see the effects of both. The ideal is cold, dry air.

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by ade » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:45 pm

All this talk is making me nervous, the Elise is in my heated garage, no carcoon or dehumidifier, do I really need one? The garage has airflow and is heat by the boiler and hot water tank.

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by tlracer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 am

Ade - if you're not seeing any indications of problems then the answer's no :)

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by ade » Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:42 pm

tlracer wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:57 am
Ade - if you're not seeing any indications of problems then the answer's no :)
Thanks

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Re: Winter Car Storage

Post by 6970K » Fri May 03, 2019 4:52 pm

Exige out of hibernation in Airchamber and started instantly. :D

Started ok when used dehumidifier but cranked for a few seconds. This time was as though had been running.

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